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What if You’re the Only Thing That Exists?
Have you ever wondered that you might be the only thing that exists? Have you ever met someone else who thought that? If you did, how would you reason with them? How would you convince them that other things exist? In this video, we take on the topic of solipsism. ?
Should Christians Believe Muhammad Rode on a Flying Horse?
I often hear a version of this quip from atheists: “If you accept the Bible’s miracles, why don’t you accept that Muhammad rode a flying horse?” The assumption lying behind the question is this: if you accept one miracle claim, why don’t you accept them all? Sorry to burst your balloon, but that’s like asking “If […]
An Interview on Epistemic Foundationalism
My latest interview, an epistemological dialogue on the Christian evidentialism YouTube channel: ?
Why It is OK for a Christian Apologist to have Doubts: A Response to James White
James White recently criticized apologist Mike Licona for saying he was 80% certain that Christianity was true. White went on to suggest that you shouldn’t be an apologist unless you are certain. In this video, I offer a reply. ?
My Debate With Aron Ra
My debate with Aron Ra is now available for your viewing pleasure. It was a cracking exchange that ranged widely over concepts like worldview, epistemology, the ethics of discourse, and yes, biblical violence. ?
The Fonz in a White Jacket? I Think I Might Be Dreaming
In this video, I address the perennial epistemological question, “Am I awake or am I dreaming?” with help from Fonzie and “Happy Days.” ?
God the Liar
I recently posted the following question on Twitter: If a Muslim imam prays for a man stricken with cancer, and the tumor immediately disappears, can a Christian interpret that as a miracle wrought by the Christian God? — Tentative Apologist (@RandalRauser) October 18, 2021 One commenter noted that, in his view, if the Christian God […]
Do Lacktheists have a Burden of Proof?
One of my many pet peeves: self-described atheists who are at pains to insist they have no burden of proof. That also applies to those who claim they ‘lack belief’: ?
A Brief Defense of Blind Faith
Let’s Talk About Blind Faith. ?
Counter Apologist Round 2: The Epistemology Discussion
Last week, I hosted Counter Apologist on my YouTube channel. This week, he returned the favor and we had a wide-ranging discussion about rationality, dialogue, and other matters. ?
Biblical Violence and Epistemology: A Conversation with Counter Apologist
In this video, I have a conversation with atheist blogger Counter Apologist over biblical violence and epistemology in conversation with my book “Jesus Loves Canaanites.” ?
Are there sufficient reasons to believe in God? My Opening Statement
In May, 2020, I participated in a debate on this question: Are there sufficient reasons to believe in God? My debate partner Sam and I divvied up the labor as follows: I argued that there are sufficient ‘reasons’ (i.e. properly basic grounds) to believe in God. Meanwhile, Sam argued that there are sufficient non-basic reasons […]
Who is Irrational? Some Quick Observations on the Rauser-Smalley Debate
I’m not going to comment on the entire debate. Instead, I will limit my comments to the historical resurrection of Jesus and related issues. In my debate on the rationality of Christian belief, David C. Smalley asked for historical evidence that Jesus rose from the dead. I provided evidence. I noted that there is no […]